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Tickets for 2020 are on sale now

All Aboard! Join us for a magical trip this holiday season to the North Pole on The Polar Express. Tickets for these prime dates sell quickly. Reserve your seats now.

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ROMANCE ON THE RAILS – Pints in the Pines

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State?  Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride.

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ROMANCE ON THE RAILS – Wines in the Pines

July 24 kicks off Wines in the Pines date nights!

Wine in the Pines combines the natural romance of the rails with the deep flavors of wine and chocolate, making the senses work overtime while the rest of the body is relaxed and refreshed.

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Pumpkin Patch Texas State Railroad

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25

Unleash the kids this harvest season and set them loose on a Pumpkin Patch full of interactive games, prizes, tricks and treats! Saturday and Sunday, October 24 & 25. Kids of all ages can ride the historic rails from the Rusk, TX train depot to Texas State Railroad’s very own Pumpkin Patch.

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Locomotive Ride-Along – will return in 2021

Advanced Reservations Required

Rub Elbows with the Engineer and Conductor for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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America on Rails – Rare Steam Locomotives of the Historic Golden Age: July 3, 4, 5, 2020

July 3, 4, 5

The 4th of July is going to mean SO MUCH more this year. From sea to shining sea Americans will be invoking their inalienable right to celebrate their freedom! We…
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Because of special, incidental or consequential situations that may be out of our control, Texas State Railroad reserves the right to adjust our operation between the date of your booking and the day of departure. These changes could include (but not be limited to): locomotive power for the day, passenger car assignments, layover and/or meal time during the four-hour ride and departure and/or arrival times. Thanking you in advance for your consideration.